Prehealth Advising

Welcome to the Prehealth Advising page!

A career in health is a commitment to making a lifetime of difference. Exploring different paths and programs is a crucially important (but not always easy) part of the journey. We’re here to give you all the support you need as you explore different careers in the health field, then prepare for and apply to a range of top-tier health profession schools and programs.

Our dedicated prehealth advising team will help you explore your interest in health professions, and explore careers that impact healthcare. We work to demystify every step of the application process, sharing our expertise and experience in researching programs, understanding prerequisites and requirements, writing essays, and preparing for interviews. It’s an intense and involved process that requires insight and perspective, one-on-one support. And that’s exactly what we provide to every student. 


What we offer:

Medical Ethics and your Med/Health Professions School Application

When applying to health professions school, your ability to wrestle with complex ethical situations is an important predictor of how well you’ll be able to handle such situations as a practitioner.

Medical schools and other health professions schools assess this …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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Top 5 survey data takeaways: MIT students have opportunities to be successful in many fields

This is MIT, so it’s no surprise that we love data. In 2021, students shared their experiences for three surveys, facilitated through Institutional Research: The Doctoral Exit Results Survey (DES) for PhD students, the Graduating Student Survey (GSS) for Bachelor’s …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Working Against Racism Within Career Advising and Employer Recruitment

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) has a responsibility to acknowledge and recognize the systematic processes that disadvantage our Black and African American students in the MIT student recruiting process.  #ShutDownAcademia on June 10th was the perfect time to say …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Take the leap: What it’s like to take a gap year before med school

Emily Brown graduated from MIT in June 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering and Biology. She spent the year after graduation doing clinical work in a private dermatology practice in Boston and started medical school in the …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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We recommend MIT applicants to medical school and other health profession programs use this guide when requesting your transcript, entering …

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MIT Prehealth Advising’s “Workshop Your Why MD” guide will highlight the requirements for submitting your personal statement and offer tips …

It’s not surprising that one of the questions we’re asked most frequently is, “When should I take my MCAT exam?” …

Use this checklist to help you track your progress and completion of the prerequisites for medical school.  The classes marked …